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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: QE INDEX AND KEY STOCKS TO CONSIDER
QE Index: Short-Term – Bounce Back
The QE Index witnessed a strong rebound and gained around 168
points (1.29%) to close above 13,250.0. The index respected the
support near 13,080.0 and bounced back, clearing both the 13,100.0
and 13,200.0 psychological levels in a single swoop. We believe
based on the recent price action and pick up in volumes, the index
may advance further to test the 13,300.0-13,350.0 levels.
Conversely, 13,200.0 may act as an immediate support level.
Industries Qatar: Short-Term – Rebound
IQCD found support near the 21-day moving average and rebounded
to clear its resistance of QR178.30 after witnessing a decline over the
past two days. We believe if the stock manages to cling onto the
QR178.30 level, it may extend its gains and test the QR180.0 level.
Any move above this level may spark additional buying interest and
push the stock further to test QR181.40. However, any decline below
QR178.30 may result in a pullback.
Al Rayan Islamic Index: Short-Term –Bounce Back
The QERI Index bounced back by 1.14% to settle above the 4,450.0
level, after registering losses over the past two days. Moreover, the
index closed above the important resistance of 4,445.0, which is a
positive development. The index needs to cling onto 4,445.0, in order
to continue its rally further toward 4,500.0-4,530.0 levels. On the other
hand, any retreat below 4,445.0 on a closing basis may pull the index
back to test the 4,400.0 level.
Medicare Group: Short-Term – Uptrend
MCGS advanced 3.06% after pausing its rally over the past two days.
The stock has been in an uptrend mode, registering strong gains
since moving above both the moving averages. We believe increased
participation is reflecting the optimism among traders. Moreover both
the momentum indicators are positively poised, indicating a likely
higher move from the current level. However, any failure to move
above QR101.30 may result in consolidation and halt its uptrend.
Masraf Al Rayan: Short-Term – Upmove
MARK gained 2% and cleared its ascending triangle resistance of
QR55.80, after consolidating below it over the past few days. Notably,
volumes were also large on the rise, which is a positive sign. The
stock also developed a bullish candlestick formation on daily charts,
indicating a continuation of this upmove. Further, the RSI is in the buy
zone. Thus, traders may consider buying the stock at the current level
for a target of QR57.30 with a stop loss of QR55.80.
Gulf International Services: Short-Term – Uptrend
GISS bounced back and moved higher by 3.54% after moving
sideways over the past two days. The stock has been outperforming
since moving above both the moving averages and is on an uptrend
mode. With both the momentum indicators pointing higher, we believe
the stock may continue its bullish momentum and rally further to test
QR119.50. However, traders may need to keep a close watch on
QR115.0, as any dip below this level may drag the stock.
Saugata Sarkar Abdullah Amin, CFA Shahan Keushgerian Sahbi Kasraoui Ahmed Al-Khoudary QNB Financial Services SPC
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*These stocks are today’s suggested ideas
Overall Methodology: The charts and descriptions on Page 1 provide an indicative view of the future direction of the equities mentioned. The table on page 2 has been provided to denote historical movements in certain stocks. The historical trend analysis uses 21- and 55-
day SMAs for indicating short-term and long-term trends, respectively. Based on these SMAs, the historical direction of the trend is denoted as UP, DOWN or FLAT.
Selection of Key Stocks of the Day: Key stocks’ selection is based on our analysis of 19 members of the QE Index (excludes QNBK QD). Analysis includes identifying trends (short-term as well as long-term), patterns and support/resistance levels.
Trend Direction: The methods used to determine trend direction are subjective in nature. We use 21-day SMA and 55-day SMA, absolute price movements, price movements relative to SMAs and accurately drawn trend lines and chart patterns to determine the short- and
Investment Horizon: The definition of short term and long term depends upon investors’ preferences and their investment objectives. As a rule of thumb, the time horizon for traders/short-term trend is 1-3 weeks while it is 1-3 months for investors/long-term trend.
Combining Technical and Fundamental Analysis: Investors can combine technical analysis (TA) with fundamental analysis (FA) to maximize their investment returns. While the “True Value” of stocks could be estimated by FA, the entry and exit timings could be fine
tuned using technical analysis to benefit from short-term movements in stock prices.
Trading Tactics: The trend direction should be analyzed based on the time-horizon of your investments. In general, investors attempt selling close to resistance levels during a downtrend and attempt buying close to support levels during uptrend.
1> Simple Moving Average (SMA): A SMA is the average of the closing price of a security for a given period.
2> RSI (Relative Strength Index): A technical momentum indicator that ranges from 0 to 100 and compares the stock’s recent price movements by evaluating recent gains and losses. Stocks with RSI above 70 could be considered overbought and below 30 could be
considered oversold. If the RSI falls below 70, it is a bearish signal. On the other hand, if the RSI rises above 30 it is considered bullish. We use a RSI of 14 days.
3> MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence): MACD denotes the relationship between two moving averages, which is used to spot changes in strength, direction, momentum and duration of a stock price trend. The MACD is calculated by subtracting the 26-day
exponential moving average (EMA) from the 12-day EMA. A nine-day EMA of the MACD, called the signal line, is also plotted on top of the MACD, functioning as a trigger for buy/sell signals. The MACD line above the signal line provides a positive signal and vice versa.
Name (Ticker) Last Close Trend Support Resistance
Short Term Long Term First Second First Second
Qatar Exchange Index (QE Index) 13,258.42 UP UP 13,195.88 13,079.52 13,350.54 13,584.34
Al Rayan Islamic Index (QERI Index) 4,452.52 UP UP 4,444.85 4,400.00 4,500.00 4,528.58
Banks and Financial Services Banks and
Masraf Al Rayan (MARK QD)* 56.10 UP UP 55.80 54.00 57.30 59.90
Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQK QD) 69.40 UP UP 68.30 67.40 70.00 70.70
Doha Bank (DHBK QD) 58.10 FLAT DOWN 58.10 57.40 59.30 60.00
Qatar Islamic Bank (QIBK QD) 103.70 UP UP 102.00 100.00 104.50 107.00
Qatar International Islamic Bank (QIIK QD) 85.70 UP UP 85.00 83.50 88.00 88.50
Qatar Insurance (QATI QD) 90.10 UP UP 88.90 87.30 91.00 92.40
Al Khalij Commercial Bank (KCBK QD) 22.52 UP FLAT 22.35 21.87 22.60 23.00
Consumer Goods and Services Consumer G
Medicare Group (MCGS QD)* 101.00 UP UP 100.00 98.40 101.30 105.90
Al Meera Consumer Goods Co. (MERS QD) 180.50 UP UP 179.00 175.00 181.60 183.00
Industries Qatar (IQCD QD)* 179.30 UP DOWN 178.30 175.50 180.00 181.40
Qatar Electricity & Water Co. (QEWS QD) 183.10 FLAT DOWN 182.00 180.00 184.00 187.00
Gulf International Services (GISS QD)* 117.00 UP UP 115.00 111.90 119.50 122.00
Qatari Investors Group (QIGD QD) 55.10 DOWN DOWN 54.40 52.40 56.10 57.00
Real Estate Real Estate
Barwa Real Estate Co. (BRES QD) 44.80 UP UP 43.80 43.20 45.00 45.80
United Development Co. (UDCD QD) 27.95 UP UP 27.20 26.45 28.50 29.35
Ooredoo (ORDS QD) 133.60 FLAT DOWN 129.70 128.00 134.20 136.00
Vodafone Qatar (VFQS QD) 19.64 UP UP 19.29 18.75 20.00 20.78
Nakilat (QGTS QD) 23.70 FLAT FLAT 23.60 23.00 24.12 24.45
Milaha (QNNS QD) 93.00 DOWN DOWN 92.00 91.30 93.90 95.10